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i told my dad, so now i actually have to go through with it!

February 25th, 2010 at 12:21 am

I told my dad about my plans to enrol at uni in November, and sent him a link to the course outline (Bach. Commerce) etc etc.

I think I'm doing this, actually, I KNOW I am doing this, so that I actually go through with it. I feel a little like I'm standing on the edge of something, about to jump, with no idea of what I'm jumping into! Scary! Frown

My best friend is not happy with my decision. *shrug* At least she is honest right? I have to separate her concern with the fact that she probably doesn't want me to leave our workplace, which is where we met, and where we both work. I know she's concerned because I've expressed on occasion that the thought of Uni makes me want to cry/sleep/scream out of boredom. However, it really depends on my mood, like with anything for any normal human being.

Take cooking for example. Surely most of you have experienced joy at some stage in your life out of preparing food, and probably a lot of the time it's been a chore too.

Anyway, I'm getting off track. It's impossible for me to explain to her my future plans, because she's one of the types that has to 'do do do' all the time and doesn't see the need to lay foundations, everything has to be instant or it's not worth it, and on top of that, she thinks everyone should do what they want to do. (I'd love to make a career out of watching Scrubs re-runs, however, I don't think it's entirely possible, nor profitable...)

*sigh* does anyone get where I'm coming from? I mean, I'm aware that the next 3-7 years isn't going to be exactly glamourous, but, I know it's going to give me insight, tools and security to allow me to eventually do what I want to do - which is something I am unable to do 'right now' at this very moment.

Anyway, the point of this post is to say that yes, I told my dad. So I think it's actually going to happen. DF is excited about it for me too Big Grin

The semester starts in November, so over the next few weeks I am going to look at the things I have to do regarding HECS-help and the actual applying process. *eeek*

I am also going to give my boss a few months more RE: the Apprenticeship. I don't have high hopes, but it could possibly happen. I can't remember exactly when I asked the first time, but I am sure it was around November last year.* If I give him til June, then I know I've waited long enough, right? I think? I don't know! What would you do in a situation like this? How long are you supposed to leave something on the table before changing your mind? How long do you leave the ball in your employers court before deciding that it has been ignored for long enough???

* EDIT: I checked through my entries, and I asked my boss on the 19th of November.

7 Responses to “i told my dad, so now i actually have to go through with it!”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    A true friend is someone who supports decisions you make to better your life or improve yourself; it sounds like she's putting her own selfish concerns, like having you available to her all the time at work, ahead of more important things.

    Maybe what she needs is reassurance that your school plans won't affect your friendship.

  2. pjmama Says:

    Education will always and forever be an investment. It's certainly not always fun (I know, I've been going off and on for the last 6 years), but if you do something you really enjoy or can apply to your everyday life, it will be very rewarding. If you haven't gone, or are shaky about what you want to do, however, I would suggest just getting your general requirements out of the way, or attending something like a community college first. I've changed my major about 4 times now, and it's very costly! Regardless, good luck and keep your eye on the prize Smile

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    Scrubs...in Australia...are the actors dubbed with an Australian voice over? I would think it weird to watch a show where the whole cast had foreign accents...but also weird to dub a voice that is speaking a language you understand.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Going to school isn't always exciting, but it can definitely be worthwhile if it gives you the boost you need in your desired direction. There's a lot of mundane and eye-rolling things I have to do for some of my classes, but I do them, because it's what I have to do to eventually have the degree. Smile

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Durn, it sure can be hard figuring out which is the better path!...Gamecock, don't you ever watch any British TV? I don't have cable so I don't know what international programs are available, but I bet Australian TV is available in on cable in the US. BTW, in Georgia, do they dub Scrubs with a southern accent?! Tee-hee?

  6. whitestripe Says:

    lol gamecock Smile because australian tv is overrun with american shows, an american accent is hardly noticeable unless there is an aussie on the show as well. So no, theres no dubbing Smile but i found that so cute that you would think of that!

  7. Jerry Says:

    I returned to school last year and I am (most of the time) really glad that I did. It will lead (eventually) to some insurance of a better professional life for me and a better situation for our family. Still, it's hard to do sometimes. I think you are to be congratulated. =)
    Jerry

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